• Rounding Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) Small rope, or strands of rope, or spun yarn, wound round a rope to keep it from chafing; -- called also service.
- (n.) Modifying a speech sound by contraction of the lip opening; labializing; labialization. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 11.
- (a.) Round or nearly round; becoming round; roundish.
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Round
• Round Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) Full; complete; not broken; not fractional; approximately in even units, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.; -- said of numbers.
- (n.) Anything round, as a circle, a globe, a ring. "The golden round" [the crown].
- (n.) A series of changes or events ending where it began; a series of like events recurring in continuance; a cycle; a periodical revolution; as, the round of the seasons; a round of pleasures.
- (adv.) Circularly; in a circular form or manner; by revolving or reversing ones position; as, to turn ones head round; a wheel turns round.
- (adv.) On all sides; around.
- (v. t.) To surround; to encircle; to encompass.
- (n.) A brewers vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole.
- (n.) A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle.
- (a.) Uttered or emitted with a full tone; as, a round voice; a round note.
- (a.) Modified, as a vowel, by contraction of the lip opening, making the opening more or less round in shape; rounded; labialized; labial. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 11.
- (a.) Full and smoothly expanded; not defective or abrupt; finished; polished; -- said of style, or of authors with reference to their style.
- (n.) A circular dance.
- (n.) The time during which prize fighters or boxers are in actual contest without an intermission, as prescribed by their rules; a bout.
- (a.) Having a curved outline or form; especially, one like the arc of a circle or an ellipse, or a portion of the surface of a sphere; rotund; bulging; protuberant; not angular or pointed; as, a round arch; round hills.
- (n.) A walk performed by a guard or an officer round the rampart of a garrison, or among sentinels, to see that the sentinels are faithful and all things safe; also, the guard or officer, with his attendants, who performs this duty; -- usually in the plural.
- (adv.) In circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round.
- (v. t.) To make circular, spherical, or cylindrical; to give a round or convex figure to; as, to round a silver coin; to round the edges of anything.
- (v. i. & t.) To whisper.
- (n.) See Roundtop.
- (a.) Having every portion of the surface or of the circumference equally distant from the center; spherical; circular; having a form approaching a spherical or a circular shape; orbicular; globular; as, a round ball.
- (adv.) From one side or party to another; as to come or turn round, -- that is, to change sides or opinions.
- (n.) Rotation, as in office; succession.
- (a.) Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not mincing; as, a round answer; a round oath.
- (n.) That which goes round a whole circle or company; as, a round of applause.
- (n.) A general discharge of firearms by a body of troops in which each soldier fires once.
- (n.) Same as Round of beef, below.
- (n.) A vessel filled, as for drinking.
- (v. t.) To go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or point); as, to round a corner; to round Cape Horn.
- (adv.) Roundly; fully; vigorously.
- (v. i.) To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection.
- (a.) Not inconsiderable; large; hence, generous; free; as, a round price.
- (prep.) On every side of, so as to encompass or encircle; around; about; as, the people atood round him; to go round the city; to wind a cable round a windlass.
- (v. i.) To go round, as a guard.
- (adv.) Through a circle, as of friends or houses.
- (adv.) By or in a circuit; by a course longer than the direct course; back to the starting point.
- (n.) The step of a ladder; a rundle or rung; also, a crosspiece which joins and braces the legs of a chair.
- (v. i.) To go or turn round; to wheel about.
- (n.) A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.
- (n.) An assembly; a group; a circle; as, a round of politicians.
- (v. t.) To bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence, to bring to a fit conclusion.
- (n.) Ammunition for discharging a piece or pieces once; as, twenty rounds of ammunition were given out.
- (a.) Having the form of a cylinder; cylindrical; as, the barrel of a musket is round.
- (n.) A course ending where it began; a circuit; a beat; especially, one freguently or regulary traversed; also, the act of traversing a circuit; as, a watchmans round; the rounds of the postman.
- (n.) A short vocal piece, resembling a catch in which three or four voices follow each other round in a species of canon in the unison.
- (a.) Complete and consistent; fair; just; -- applied to conduct.
- (v. t.) To make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in writing.